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IRwin® Methane Leak Detector is an innovative, portable natural gas detector for easy gas pipe survey and gas leak detection. It is developed in accordance with many national directives, such as the DVGW (Deutscher Verband des Gas- und Wasserfaches) directive. The IRwin SX-models are certified for use in Zone 0, classification Ex II 1G, Ex ia IIC T3 Ga, Intrinsically Safe Class I, Division 1, Groups A, B, C and D, T3.

The integrated proprietary infrared sensor system (patents pending) has a fast reaction and short recovery time. The system prevents false leak alarms and ensures correct and fast leak evaluation. The specially developed Gas Chromatograph (GC) and IR-sensor combination allows fast distinction between swamp gas and natural gas from all known natural gas sources. The IRwin GC gives fast test results, even at low ethane concentrations, from 1000 ppm methane leaks. IRwin is able to measure methane according to the traditional operating modes required by DVGW G 465-4, such as "Inspection above-ground" and "Measuring bar holes". The range is from 1 ppm to 100 Vol. %.

IRwin Methane Leak Detector - together with an innovative probe system specially designed for natural gas leak detection - allows for easy and effective survey of gas pipelines. The Mono-wheeler Carpet Probe (patent pending), with optional locking mechanism, has been developed for maximum convenience in all survey situations (under cars, over fences, on gas surface boxes etc).

Advantages

  • Methane-specific measurement with IR-technology
  • Distinction between natural gas and marsh gas with GC and IR-sensor
  • Fast Ethane and Propane Analysis
  • High sensitivity, quick reaction and short recovery time thanks to the integrated proprietary IR-sensor system
  • Weatherproof IP54
  • Measurements possible even in tough environments thanks to its robust housing
  • Pinpointing leaks with a minimum of bar holes
  • Integrated GPS chip allows reliable location tracking
  • Wireless communication system for easy data transfer
  • Light and easy to move around for maximum ergonomics
  • Modular, light and innovative accessories
  • Fast charging - 1 h gives 4 h operation

Typical Applications

  • Natural gas pipelines survey
  • Emergency situations
 

Specifications

Type S-IRwin IRwin SX IRwin SXT IRwin SXG IRwin SXGT
Ex classification --- Ex II 1G, Ex ia IIC T3 Ga, Intrinsically safe Class I, Division 1, Groups A, B, C and D, T3 Ex II 1G, Ex ia IIC T3 Ga, Intrinsically safe Class I, Division 1, Groups A, B, C and D, T3 Ex II 1G, Ex ia IIC T3 Ga, Intrinsically safe Class I, Division 1, Groups A, B, C and D, T3 Ex II 1G, Ex ia IIC T3 Ga, Intrinsically safe Class I, Division 1, Groups A, B, C and D, T3
Detectable Gases
Methane CH4 CH4 CH4 CH4 CH4
Carbon dioxide CO2 CO2 CO2 CO2 CO2
Ethane C2H6 C2H6 C2H6 C2H6 C2H6
Ethane (GC) - - - C2H6 C2H6
Propane - C3H8 C3H8 C3H8 C3H8
Propane (GC) - - - C3H8 C3H8
Butane - C4H10 C4H10 C4H10 C4H10
Carbon monoxide - - CO - CO
Oxygen - - O2 - O2
Hydrogen Sulfide - - H2S - H2S
Sensitivity 1 ppm to 100% CH4 1 ppm to 100% CH4 1 ppm to 100% CH4 1 ppm to 100% CH4 1 ppm to 100% CH4
Operating time min. 8h min. 8h min. 8h min. 8h min. 8h
Charging time 4 h (3 h fast charge) 4 h (3 h fast charge) 4 h (3 h fast charge) 4 h (3 h fast charge) 4 h (3 h fast charge)
Supply Lithium Ion battery Lithium Ion battery Lithium Ion battery Lithium Ion battery Lithium Ion battery
IP protection IP54 IP54 IP54 IP54 IP54
Operating temperature -20 to +50°C (-4 to 122°F) -20 to +50°C (-4 to 122°F) -15 to +40°C (5 to 104°F) -20 to +50°C (-4 to 122°F) -15 to +40°C (5 to 104°F)
Storage temperature -25 to +70°C (-13 to 158°F) -25 to +70°C (-13 to 158°F) -25 to +70°C (-13 to 158°F) -25 to +70°C (-13 to 158°F) -25 to +70°C (-13 to 158°F)
Air humidity max. 95% RH, not condensing max. 95% RH, not condensing max. 95% RH, not condensing max. 95% RH, not condensing max. 95% RH, not condensing
Dimensions (W x H x D) 197 x 256 x 62 mm (7.7 x 10 x 2.4 in.) 197 x 256 x 62 mm (7.7 x 10 x 2.4 in.) 197 x 256 x 62 mm (7.7 x 10 x 2.4 in.) 197 x 256 x 62 mm (7.7 x 10 x 2.4 in.) 197 x 256 x 62 mm (7.7 x 10 x 2.4 in.)
Weight
Instrument 1.4 kg (3 lb.) 1.6 kg (3.5 lb.) 1.6 kg (3.5 lb.) 1.6 kg (3.5 lb.) 1.6 kg (3.5 lb.)
Instrument & probe system ca. 2.7 kg (6 lb.) ca. 2.9 kg (6.3 lb.) ca. 2.9 kg (6.3 lb.) ca. 2.9 kg (6.3 lb.) ca. 2.9 kg (6.3 lb.)


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